Great to get good feedback on the research blog – it has really helped me develop themes and perhaps the resulting strands may run away with me so clarifying the focus through the proposal will be important over the next few weeks. The suggestion to consider instrumental objectives for the university and partner organisations; a more academic discourse developing epistemological and ontological aspects; and the development of visual ethnographic approaches through research questions provides much needed structure for the weeks ahead.
It also strikes me how important the CEMP conversations have been – in particular Habitus (then wider reading of Bordieu and his visual methods, then Collier, Pink, Sweetman and Postill). So much so that Habitus is becoming a central concern.
The tutorial helped these ideas further in discussing the very different Habitus of higher education with such a central concern of inclusivity and the much more competitive world of industry. How students overcome this threshold and to what extent does self-selection and systematic factors have a bearing?